2021 Little Frances Pinot Gris
Organically grown at Yin Barun Vineyard just outside Benalla in North East Victoria.
Juice left to macerate with must at varying intervals; 3 hours, 12 hours and 7 days before pressing. Natural fermentation was very slow, and provided an opportunity to build texture with plenty of lees contact. An enticing hue in blushing orange. The wine tastes like that sweet, warm gust of air filled with optimism for the future ahead. Probably more Gris than Grigio if we have to pick sides, but the aim was to pursue flavour, not a four-square category.